is leanne waterhouse & nicole smede together with lots of creative mates
her collective makes socially engaged art bridging history and contemporary concerns, exploring themes such as identity, the feminine, domestic, and ecology through collaborative works and projects. Engaging a range of voices across art forms and cultures, each project invites collaborators to create works immersed in community and skill exchange, fostering and empowering arts makers, critical thinkers and a broader collective. Established in 2020, her collective was initiated on Dharawal Country where Leanne and Nicole both reside and create.
Leanne Waterhouse is a multi disciplinary artist - living and creating on Dharawal Country. Her work uses walking and observation as a process to create written translations, vocal soundscapes, graphic scores and installations using found objects to physically and metaphorically explore the intersections of the natural and the artificial. Collaboration, the act of sharing, negotiating and letting go is a significant aspect of Leanne's practice, and works with various artist, poets, musicians and writers. Leanne has completed a Master of Fine Art with Distinction from RMIT.
Nicole Smede is a multi-disciplinary artist of Worimi and European descent, living and creating on Wodi Wodi Country. Proud of her heritage, Nicole’s work explores a reclamation and reconnection of ancestry and Country, through language, sound, poetry and song. Her voice is featured in award winning film scores and her work has been broadcast on national and international radio, reimagined in music, visual and sound pieces, and published in journals, anthologies and publications.
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